You can now get your hands on a Triumph Street Triple even if you're on a restricted A2 licence.
The 660cc bike produces 47.6hp, a punchy 60Nm of torque from 5,250rpm and, according to Triumph, emits a 'rich, deep triple soundtrack and an exciting induction noise' as it does it. Two-mode traction control is also standard so, even if you're new to two wheels, you can deploy the Triumph's power with confidence.
Graduated from your A2 licence and want more oomph? No problem, a Triumph dealer can easily derestrict the bike to 95.2hp and 66Nm of torque when the DVLA deems you to be of acceptable maturity. For reference, the big daddy – the 765cc Street Triple RS – has 123hp and 79Nm of torque.
Okay, so there's a fair power deficit, but the good news is that 660 has all the visual muscle of its big brother with striking twin headlights, angular bodywork and smart decals. The bike pictured has a Crystal White and Diablo Red finish with black decals.
The specs get a bit of a downgrade from the 765, but there's still plenty to like. The S gets Nissin front and Brembo rear brake calipers, Showa suspension (along with a tasty gullwing swingarm) and the lightest wheels in class shod in decent Pirelli Diablo Rosso III rubber.
Stamping some personality on your bike is easy because the S is available with more than 60 accessories including scrolling LED indicators, machined mirrors and reservoirs, an up/down quickshifter, Arrow exhaust and luggage options.
The 660cc Street Triple S will cost £7900 – a significant chunk less than the £10,300 Street Triple RS.